Here’s a sneak peek at a couple of really cute and super-simple St. Patrick’s Day crafts that the hooligans made this year! Pop over to CBC Parents to see the finished projects and to get all the details!
Your kids will love these bright and easy projects, and you likely have most of the materials on hand!
Colourful Paper Plate Rainbows:
and Lucky Green Wreaths:
Easy, inexpensive and oh-so-pretty! Just the way we like it!
Make simple snowflakes with a cereal box and tissue paper:
I might just be in love with today’s totally impromptu craft! We made these simple tissue paper snowflakes today after one of the hooligans’ parents surprised us with a very large bag full of of tissue paper. It was late in the afternoon, and close to home time, but hey, when someone hands you somethin’ like that, you just gotta get crafty.
Plus, the hooligans were so excited, you’d have thought we’d been given a bag full of new toys. They couldn’t wait to get their hands on it, so we whipped up a few of these little pretties.
You’re going to love the simplicity of this craft. All you need are a few narrow strips of cardboard (think cereal box), and some white tissue paper.
For each snowflake, I cut 3 strips of cardboard approx. 1/2 wide by 8 inches long, and I hot-glued them together in snowflake fashion.
Then I cut a couple of sheets of the tissue paper into 4×4 inch squares. The hooligans brushed a coat of white glue onto their cardboard, and then crumpled up the squares of tissue paper, and stuck them all over their snowflakes.
How cute are these? I think they would look just adorable taped to or hanging in a window!
We got our first dusting of snow this past weekend, so these simple snowflake ornaments seemed like the perfect craft for our Monday morning.
Our materials were simple:
Bernat “Pipsqueak” yarn, (you could probably use any fuzzy/fluffy, white yarn. This is just what we happened to have on hand here.).
Acrylic craft paints (your choice of colours)
If you don’t have any white cardboard, you can slap a coat of white paint on the inside of a cereal box and you’re good to go.
I wanted our snowflakes to look very simple, so I went with this one.
Basically, I found a template that I liked online, and I traced it, leaving out any of the fancy bits. I transferred that tracing to my cardboard, and then cut out a number of snowflakes for the Hooligans to decorate.
I set out a selection acrylic craft paints in “icy” colours: a metallic blue, a cool blue and a frosty pink, and the Hooligans painted their ornaments.
While they were painting, I measured out a few feet of the yarn, and chopped it up into small pieces (1/4 to 1/2 inch lengths).When their ornaments were dry, the Hooligans brushed and dabbed the front of the ornament with glue, and then pressed the bits of fluffy yarn into the glue. Some chose to simply flip the ornament upside down, and press it into the tray of yarn. That worked too. This is what we got!
Once dry, I punched a hole in the top, and tied a loop of metallic thread for hanging.
I really loved the frosted look that the Pipsqueak yarn gave the snowflakes. These are going to look pretty on the Christmas tree!